Art exhibit showcases Asian American artists, cultures

A new exhibition featuring three Asian American women artists is on view at the Lee College Performing Arts Gallery now through Friday, April 8.  “Diasporic Identity” showcases the works of Houston-area artists Chong-Ok Lee Matthews, Tiffany Heng-Hui Lee and Michelle Heinesen. The show coincides with Women’s History Month, which is every March.

The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibition from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at the gallery located in the McNulty-Haddock Building, 200 Lee Dr., Baytown, TX 77520. Visitors can park in LOT 15. (Campus map.)

“We titled the exhibition ‘Diasporic Identity’ because the artwork is reflective of where these women originally came from: Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea,” said Elena Poirot, exhibition curator and art professor at Lee College. “Through their paintings, collages and sculptures, these artists are sharing their culture, memories and ideas.” Visitors will also get an opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their work during a Women’s History Month talk from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, March 24, in the gallery space.

Art by Michelle Heinesen, courtesy of the artist
Art by Michelle Heinesen, courtesy of the artist


Collage by Tiffany Lee, courtesy of the artist
Collage by Tiffany Lee, courtesy of the artist


Art by Chong-Ok Lee Matthews, courtesy of the artist
Art by Chong-Ok Lee Matthews, courtesy of the artist